TigerintheNO LSU Fan New Orleans Member since Jan 2004 23323 posts
Many healthcare groups drop U.S. Medicare cost pilot program
(Posted on 7/16/13 at 7:18 pm)
quote: About 20 percent of healthcare systems in a Medicare pilot program aimed at holding the line on costs by shifting incentives away from costly procedures have decided to withdraw from the program after failing to produce savings, the government said on Tuesday.
The withdrawals involve seven of 32 provider groups that signed up for the Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) program sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under President Barack Obama's healthcare law.